Here is the speech that 4th grader, Chris D, read to the BOE Thurs. night- right before he gave them all green bracelets.

“I would like to thank you for the new swings. Everyone enjoys the new swings. Thank you for thinking of us as children and not test scores. I would like to give the board green bracelets. These bracelets represent Lace to the Top. Students mean more than a test. Green laces and bracelets are a symbol to protect students from the tests. Wear this to show support for teachers- not tests, students- not scores and common sense in the Common Core.”

Lace to the Top on FB: